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“A bit of luxury for a bargain price” 5 of 5 stars
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First Tracks Lodge
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2202 Gondola Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B2, Canada   |  
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Ranked #3 of 52 hotels in Whistler
Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“A bit of luxury for a bargain price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Our suite was huge, even though it was just a single bedroom one. A large kitchen area, equipped better than most homes, large dining table easily suitable to seat six or more at a push, with a large living area with sofa and armchair and a vaulted ceiling which made the place seem even bigger. Outside was a lovely balcony overlooking the Olympic square, with chairs and table but still felt nice and private. The bedroom was superb, with quality bedding and lots of space, and of course the bathroom was equipped to the same high standard, with jacuzzi bath tub and walk in shower. Every touch in this place spoke of quality, including the feature fireplace, even down to the coffee maker and the ice dispensing fridge.

The lobby of the hotel also was a delight, with plenty of seating, a reading area and big open fire places. All this and due to the season the place was quiet as a mouse and superb value. I'm confident that even at high season this place would be worth the money, we loved it and will be returning.

This place felt like a genuine quality location in a beautiful town, reception (check in via their sister hotel next door) was very helpful, even providing a list of restaurants which had deals on that week! We had parking under the hotel (free) and free wifi.

Well done first tracks lodge you made a great impression on us!

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

The First Tracks is a building hotel / chalet style up market suites, right opposite the gondola in Whistler Creek, the little annex to Whistler Village which has had millions pumped into it and now offers peacefulness, a top notch supermarket, Starbucks, a few shops and a few pubs / restaurants (though some, plus the gondola, are shut out of season).

The Lodge was superb, a large suite with modern facilities including kitchen and a great gym / pool area too. The cycle path walk of 4km and bus back was a great way to pop to Whistler in the evening, though the room was so good we cooked for 2 nights. The only negative was a propensity for horrible energy saving curly lightbulbs which we changed for old style ones of our own due to the way the new ones affect our health.

All in all we enjoyed our stay. Great rates out of season and good negotiation by them to knock a bit off and ensure we stay longer.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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richmond bc
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We wanted to stay at Whistler Village and just couldn't find a nice 2 room suite open for our friends and us ,anything available charged extra for the other couple(it's a two room suite?)and they all charged for parking.We called a reservation line that dealt with all hotels in the area,had a fantastic girl names Kylie who recommended First Tracks Lodge,we really weren't sure as it wasn't in Whistler Village.Wow are we ever happy she suggested First tracks Lodge,only a 5 minute drive to the village,AMAZING and very large clean rooms,it had a deal which made the room a super great deal but it also included free secure parking....will never stay in the village again.Whistler Creekside was was beautiful,quiet and had everything we needed,Can't wait to go back

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Burlington, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

It's hard to add to the reviews already posted as I agree with their comments. This was one of the nicest places we're ever stayed. We enjoyed being a few miles away from the action of Whistler village.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We stayed there end of Aug/early Sept with kids (7 & 9). Great hotel/condo with amazing amenities - perfect sized pool for kids as well as jacuzzi for families and even one for only adults. So nice to stay in Creekside, away from touristy Whistler Village. Room was very spacious, kitchen was fully equipped and nice size balcony. We are definitely staying there again next time we visit Whistler.
Con - the wooden blinds and door ledges were coated in layers of dust and two lights were burnt out over the island.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

When I booked it I didn't realise that this place was not in the village. It didn't matter one tiny bit. As the resort was quite (beautifully so) we got an upgrade. I love upgrades. We were given one of the condos on the fifth floor. OMG. As the wife and I said, if this is condo living then whern can we move in?
Fantastic flat with high ceiling, everything you could need including dishwasher, washing machine, well kitted out kitchen (only thing is you have to lean across the hobs to get at the controls) pots pans, knives etc all there for you. You even get a balcony to sit out on. There is a supermarket across the road and liquor store as well. If you want to see people you can go into Whistler which is 3 minutes away. I am sorry we only booked in for 2 nights, I could have stayed a week.the flat wasa steal @£110 a night
When you look at what Whistler has done as it has grown instead of that cess pit Banff then you can see who go it right and who got it wrong.
Brilliant brilliant place to stay

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

If you don't need to stay in the center of the "action", this is the place. All the other reviews speak the truth, For $140 a night, we stayed in a 940 square foot one bedroom/two bath condo with den. Jacuzzi, three HDTVs, deluxe finishings and furnishings. Staff was casual, professional and friendly. Early September mid-week and the village (Whistler Creek) was all but deserted. The main village is only a three minute drive up the road and well worth the trip. We swam in a different, beautiful alpine lake every day we were there. Can't wait to return next summer.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
1st Tracks Lodge
First Tracks Hotel Whistler
First Tracks Hotel
First Tracks Whistler
Address: 2202 Gondola Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B2, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Whistler
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Whistler
#3 Family Hotel in Whistler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — First Tracks Lodge 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located ski-in, ski-out at the base of Whistler Mountain in Whistler Creekside, First Tracks Lodge is an upscale, condo style hotel. This all suite hotel features suites ranging in size from one to four bedrooms. Each suite offers a full kitchen with upscale appliances and granite counter tops, a living area with a gas fireplace, private balconies and one full bathroom per bedroom. This property truly offers all of the comforts of home in a most convenient location. In addition, the Creekside Village is just steps away providing convenient access to a grocery store, liquor store, ski and board rentals, Whistler kids programs as well as a few coffee shops and eateries. ... more   less 
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